Choosing the right time of year travel can be a big part of your decision making when it comes to planning your holiday. You might enjoy long summer days, or you might prefer a winter wonderland. England is one of those destinations which can be visited year-round as its weather and climate experience very few extreme highs and lows. This is our travel guide to the four seasons in England in the hope that it may help you!
Spring: March – May
Spring is a pleasant season when visiting England. The country is host to a number of green spaces so you will never be short of a delightful spring bloom or lush trees at this time of year. The temperature is on the rise, and you may experience some rain in amongst some bluebird days. With two Bank Holiday weekends and annual events like Wimbledon and Royal Ascot, May is a popular month for both locals and travellers alike.
Summer: June – August
If you are a summer fan, late June – August would be your best pick of the year to travel to England. The temperature rarely climbs beyond 30°C, with an average of 15°C, making it a cooler summer destination compared to the continent. There’s no better time to relish being outdoors with plenty of events or activities making the most of the sunshine. But be warned: the summer months are very busy with school holidays and popular events.
Autumn: September – November
Autumn is a spectacular season to experience in England. Witness the changing hues of the fiery leaves (October is the prime month to do so!) and throw on a jumper as the weather begins to cool down. The summer crowds also begin to dissipate creating a quieter atmosphere for you to enjoy exploring the sights. September often includes annual food festivals to mark the harvest so don’t miss out on tempting your tastebuds with some delectable local produce!
Winter: December – February
Wrap up as the days begin to shorten and winter kicks off in England. Come December, the festive season is in full swing with lights festooned along streets, fireplaces lit at cosy pubs, and Christmas market stalls are set up. It truly is a magical time of year to be discovering England! Once the New Year starts, January is the coldest month of them all but on the flip side, you’re also highly likely to experience clear days so you can’t go wrong with a crisp winter.
Which season would you prefer to experience England in? Globus and Cosmos offer England tours from around mid-spring through to mid-autumn, while Escapes by Globus offer tours through the winter months.